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Premchai sentenced to One Year in Prison for trying to bribe Officials

BANGKOK, Jun 11 (NNT) - The Criminal Court of the Seventh Judicial Area ruled Italian Thai Development Co. Chairman Premchai Karnasuta guilty of trying to bribe officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and sentenced him to one year in prison without suspension. Mr. Premchai had been arrested in Thungyai Naresua ...
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

DSI holds Cyber Crime Seminar, proposes Cyber Security Bill

BANGKOK, Dec 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has organized a seminar on cyber security, while proposing a national cyber security bill.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former DSI Chief jailed for defaming Former Deputy Premier

BANGKOK, Dec 15 (NNT) - A former director general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) was found guilty of libeling former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban and sent to jail.
Date: 15 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA OKs revised Criminal Procedure Code

BANGKOK, Dec 4 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has unanimously agreed to amend the law to remove a fugitive’s right to make legal complaints against other people to ensure justice for all sides.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts Narcotics Act in first reading

BANGKOK, Nov 24, (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) has accepted in principle the amendment of the Narcotics Act, B.E. 2522, which would allow cannabis to be used for medical purposes in Thailand.
Date: 24 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to table amended Narcotics Act Next Week

BANGKOK, Nov 17, (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce is looking into an application to obtain a patent for cannabis extract while the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) is slated to review the amended Narcotics Act next week.
Date: 17 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Amendment of Narcotics Act

BANGKOK, Nov 10 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has endorsed the amendment of the Narcotics Act, B.E. 2552, and handed it over to the administration for consideration.
Date: 10 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA leads Seminar on Prevention of Digital Child Abuse

BANGKOK, Oct 21 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has led a seminar on the prevention of digital child abuse.
Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA passes Corruption Prevention Bills in First Reading

BANGKOK, Oct 6 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) took another step on Friday to combat graft after passing five anti-corruption bills in their first readings.
Date: 06 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to amend Penal Code’s juvenile Crime Law

BANGKOK, Oct 7 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is planning to amend the country’s juvenile crime law under the Penal Code.
Date: 07 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Sibutramine Users to face Jail Terms under Amended Rules

BANGKOK, Sept 23 (NNT) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Sibutramine, a substance found in some weight-loss products and food supplements, has been reclassified as a Schedule 1 psychotropic substance, with the heaviest penalties for not only producers and sellers but also users.
Date: 23 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Legalized Medicinal Cannabis Proposals

BANGKOK, Sept 22 (NNT) - Invoking Article 44 of the interim constitution to legalize medical marijuana is merely an idea raised by the academic sector, says Deputy Prime Minister ACM Prajin Juntong.
Date: 22 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government listens to public opinion on Draft Drug Act

BANGKOK, Sept 5, (NNT) - The Minister of Public Health has underlined that the ministry is willing to listen to feedback from all sides on the draft drug act, in order to make adjustments crucial to the development of the nation’s drug management system.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Army disciplined Child Molester, File for Criminal Charges

BANGKOK, Aug 23 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Army has disciplined its personnel involved in a sexual harassment case. The personnel will also face criminal prosecution.
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Chiangmai Court hands Suspended Sentence to Malaysian for filing False Police Report

BANGKOK, Aug 20 (Bernama) - A 20 year-old Malaysian was given a four-month suspended sentence by a court in Chiangmai in northern Thailand after pleading guilty to filing a false police report about being robbed by a "westerner."
Date: 20 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Anti-Corruption Law Now in effect

BANGKOK, 22 July (NNT) - Thailand’s new anti-corruption law has officially been brought into force.
Date: 22 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Appeals Court upholds Death Sentence in Spaniard's Murder Case

BAGNKOK, July 13 (NNT) - The Appeals Court upheld the death sentence handed down on a Spaniard male for murdering a fellow countryman and dumping the dismembered body in Chao Phraya River two years ago.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former Foreign Minister sentenced to Two Years behind Bars

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - A former foreign minister has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for aiding a fugitive to legally stay abroad.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Lawmakers pass Drug Related Bills in First Readings

BANGKOK, June 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle three drug related bills and proposed the invocation of Article 44 of the interim charter to legalize the use of marijuana in healthcare.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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SC sets Ground Rules for Oral Arguments on Writ of Kalikasan

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Police Chief bans Mass Rally outside Constitutional Court Building

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

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Ministry launches Sexual Predation Awareness Campaign

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Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

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